05/16/2005: Out of Sight...But Not Out of Mind...
I found this “Quote of the Day” in a story on a new Illinois law:
“We are a (breast-) obsessed society until it comes to their functional ability.” - Kasey Madden
The Daily Herald has two articles on the purpose for Madden’s fight to get Illinois communities to be more “breast-feeding” tolerant with a new state law protecting their rights from obscenity prosecutions. A matter of necessity, not obscenity - Municipalities adjust laws to ensure women can safely breastfeed in public- by Kathryn Grondin (Daily Herald Staff Writer); and this other follow-up also by Grondin - Being asked to leave spurred mom to act:
”….Necessity was definitely the mother of Kasey Madden’s invention.
The suburban mom credited with getting Illinois’ new right-to-breastfeed law on the books said nursing in public is something even the most modest of mothers just sometimes need to do.
Madden, who describes herself as overly modest, said she was covered up.
“Nobody saw a thing. They just knew what was going on under there,” she said. “We are a (breast-) obsessed society until it comes to their functional ability"....
Good Going Ms. Madden!!! Three CHEERS for you and the Mothers in Illinois!
Karen on 05.16.05 @ 09:59 AM CST